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I Left My Back Door Open (Stevie Stevenson #3)

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  212 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Chicago deejay Daphne "Dee Dee" Dupree is sassy and successful—but a series of catastrophic relationships has left her gun-shy. Now with her own life and the lives of those closest to her seemingly coming apart at the seams, she's going to have to leave the safe cocoon of her broadcasting booth to face her world, her secrets, and a new promise of mature love fearlessly and ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 30th 2007 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 1999)
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Maya Reid
Mar 12, 2015 Maya Reid rated it liked it
"Coffee Will Make You Black" was the first "grown-up book" I ever read as a child. I've always been a titles girl, and that one certainly grabbed my attention at the age of 11 or so. As such, April Sinclair was my literary introduction to sexual exploration and queerness, and probably one of my first novels that dug deep into race as well. So I have a soft spot for her as a figure, even if as an adult sometimes the characters and tropes feel a wee bit stiff.
Katie M.
Oct 26, 2009 Katie M. rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008
Nothing particularly original about the premise (though you gotta love chicklit whose first line is "I am not young, or thin, or white or beautiful") but a quick, mostly-fun read.
Preetee
Sep 11, 2008 Preetee rated it it was ok
not as interesting as the first one i read of hers. but might be because i did not click with the character
Ryan Mishap
Sep 15, 2008 Ryan Mishap rated it liked it
Shelves: novel
Not as good as Coffee Will Make You Black or its sequel, but enjoyable nonetheless.
J
Jul 18, 2011 J rated it really liked it
(FROM JACKET)Dee Dee is forty-one, divorced with no children, and searching for love in the I-Feel-Your-Pain '90s. Dee Dee doesn't expect to cause whiplash when she walks down the street, but she would like to turn a few heads now and then. Although she has some close friends, they can't keep her warm during the long, cold Chicago winters.
When she meets Skylar, an attractive mediator brought in by the radio station to resolve a sexual harassment dispute, Daphne's hopes are raised. They exchange
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Heather
Aug 09, 2007 Heather rated it liked it
I picked this book because i'm doing lynchburg pub's summer reading challenge, and one of the choices on the menu was to read a book by an african-american author. Now, it's not to say that i wouldn't pick up a book by an afro-american otherwise, but this was more of a "hey, look for a book by an african-american" on purpose pick. Anyway, this book is really quite good. I enjoyed a different perspective...I unfortunately have read lots of books by white women...and now I feel like I've broadened ...more
susan
Jan 07, 2015 susan rated it it was amazing
Excellent story line
Marci Akoma
Mar 23, 2016 Marci Akoma rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Aspasia
Mar 02, 2009 Aspasia rated it liked it
Chicago deejay Dee Dee is 41 and looking for love, and dealing with:issues from the past, her wieght, her best friend's coming out, friends' marriages, niece and nephew problems, a lawsuit at work, and to top it all off she's taking bellydancing lessons! Although this isn't one of my favorite books, it was a quick read and better than I expected.
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so far i've just started this book so i havent really learned anything so when i do i tell you
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April Sinclair was born and grew up in Chicago during the times of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. As a young black woman during and after these times, she began to take advantage of her experiences along with her artistic talents to become an active member in her community. She has worked for over 15 years in community service programs, has directed a countywide hunger coalition, and ...more
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